Australorp and ...?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by 3goodeggs, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    This is Reynard. He is supposed to be an Australorp, but he was also supposed to be a hen according to the young lady that had to get rid of him because, sadly, she wasn't a hen she was a he.

    I bought him because he was sweet and beautiful, so if you all say he isn't a pure Australorp, I won't be devastated. I mean, they are supposed to be all of that lovely shinny green over black all over them right? no golden?
    He is so beautiful and cares for the hens like he should and from a personality viewpoint I'd like more like him. (I doubt any eggs are fertile though, he seems to miss a lot, but the girls are Buff Orpingtons and I am looking forward to Reynard and BO chicks...once I start seeing some bull's eyes.)

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    He's very handsome, but I haven't a clue as to his breed.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's a cutie. He's half Orpington, half Black Australorp. (pink/white shanks, body shape, and coloration give it away for both of them)
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Gritsar, you got me thinking broody. I didn't need chicks until you needed chicks. [​IMG]

    Thanks, Illia, I was thinking that might be what he is. His legs are grey, and the girls have the pink legs. The pink you see is one of the girls bobbing her comb into the frame. He has a few feathers that have white splotches on them. So I started thinking he might be muttier than I thought.
    He will still have lovely chicks. I just need to mate him with an easy going lady. I prefer personality over looks, but if I can have them both, I am all for it. [​IMG]
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    He's a really handsome fella! It's wonderful he's also a great rooster.
     
  6. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    oh hes soooo gorgeous!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so weird! My rooster turned out looking almost identical to yours, and he too, was supposed to be an australorp. I'll have to get pics soon!
     
  8. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, well, well. That solves my problem. I was wondering why my my rooster's feet were pink... Duh! [​IMG] That's good though, hopefully his chicks will come out more golden then black!
     

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